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For all you guys and gals running the Glock or Glock-Compatible (Timberwolf, P80, Alpha Foxtrot) platform, D-Rmor Gear has a pending new product announcement. Keep your eyes on this site, the release is slated for the end of the month!

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After more than 7 years in development, I am proud to announce the release of the C2 (Cover and Concealment) Armored Deep Concealment Holster, a groundbreaking concealed carry solution unlike any other.

Starting with a foundation of FR Denim gives this holster a comfortable, breathable, and durable backbone. From there, things get even more innovative.

Pelvic concealment is widely regarded as the most covert form of carry, but many have concerns about carrying a weapon in this region of the body. In yet another first, the D-Rmor Gear C2 incorporates several layers of integral woven aramid in the lower half of the holster, completely encapsulating the muzzle and all but eliminating the danger of an inadvertent discharge.

As an additional optional feature (and making the C2 truly unlike anything else), the C2 will also accept a custom-designed soft armor panel (equivalent to Level 2A) in a compartment behind the weapon.

Adding negligible weight and bulk, this panel will increase peace of mind by providing protection to a very vulnerable area of the body. End user has the choice of woven aramid or advanced hybrid wovenate materials. In order to keep the holster as thin and light as possible, an optional removable moisture barrier pad is available for end-users that want to prevent sweat from affecting susceptible weapons. The armor panels come standard with breathable, moisture barrier cover fabric shell.

As a final touch, the C2 comes standard with dual-elastic suspension system, extending the usable life of the holster and ensuring that it remains snug and secure at all times.

The C2 is designed to accommodate current compact handguns (G19, Sig P-320 Compact, S&W M&P Compact, etc.) is fully ambidextrous, and will accept one or two magazines in the off-side pouch (or two weapons, if the wearer is so inclined).

If you have a concern that your weapon will not fit, or would like to discuss a custom size, please contact me.

The C2 is fully Berry Amendment compliant, proudly made by hand in the USA.

The C2 is guaranteed for 3 years against defects in workmanship, and will be replaced or repaired at my discretion. Pricing is set at $130 for the base holster, armor panels start at $109, and optional non-armor anti-moisture pads at $20. Purchase all three together for a 10% discount Please email to place a pre-order, delivery projected for Mid-March.

When ordering, please specify your waist size, as this is customized to you during construction.

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In celebration of SHOT, I will be releasing several new products starting on January 23rd. Several of these have been in development for many years, and it is with no small amount of excitement that I will be unveiling them.

Stay tuned!

To everybody who contacted me and ordered in 2017, my heartfelt thanks. Though a challenging year, it also saw a lot of great things. 2018 promises to be even better.

A couple changes are coming to the site:

First off, I will be adding a page for in-stock items. As I catch up on my backlog, and bring new developments out, I will at times have an item or two available for immediate purchase. Check back often, as it will be fluid.

Secondly, I have been asked why I am requiring an NDA for my spall guards. In as few words as possible, it is the only way for a small fish like myself to protect my intellectual property. It has come to my attention that last year, my proprietary technology was nearly misappropriated. As a result, I require an NDA for spall guards. I appreciate the inquiries regarding this.

Finally, there are several new items coming down the pike! 2017 saw the release of D-Rmor Gear Blades, 2018 will see two or three (possibly more) new additions!

Again, I thank everyone for their continued support and kind words of encouragement. It really does make a difference.

Now through November 24th, all soft armor orders (Extreme Duty Plate Backers and Extreme Duty Cummerbund Panels) will get a free upgrade to FR Cordura outer shells (normally a 10% increase).

To order, please go here:

and then here:

Thanks to everyone for their continued suggestions and support, and a happy holiday season to you all.

After nearly 6 years of development, the first D-Rmor Gear blade is here.

Embodying all the best features of an everyday carry blade, the EKD-1A was designed from the ground up to be a perfect compliment to a concealed firearm, or as a standalone personal defense tool in non-permissive environments.

At just under 7.25″ in overall length, and a blade length of 2.95″, the EDK-1A is legal in most jurisdictions (please check your own local laws before carrying). With a blade geometry optimized for both the cut and the thrust, it is well-suited to any defensive style. To enhance its utility as a defensive carry tool, it incorporates a Karambit-style finger ring, to speed deployment using gross motor skill.

Precisely CNC machined and available in either D2 or CPM-3V steels (both hardened to approximately 59-60 Rockwell-C and cryogenically tempered), these knives will stand up to extreme use. Handles are secured using stainless chain ring bolts, and are offered with multiple colorways of hand-contoured G10 and Canvas Micarta for a dependable, secure grip in all conditions.

Finally, the blades are laser engraved with the D-Rmor Gear touchmark, and individually serial numbered, then coated with black PVD, Nickel Boron, Titanium Nitride, or Melonite for several lifetimes worth of extreme use.

An optional Kydex retention sheath is available in either black or FDE.

Depending on options, the D-Rmor Gear EDK-1A will be offered for between $369-$399 but the first ten knives will be available at a special price. Please contact D-Rmor Gear today to reserve your blade, limit of one per household.

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It’s already March, and 2017 is going fast. To all those that have waited patiently on the Spall Guard wait list, the backlog is shrinking by the day.

For 2017, I will be offering two new services: Gear repair/modification, and custom soft armor carriers.

If you have a piece of gear that is showing wear and tear, or have something about your EDC that bugs you, contact me and we can discuss fixing it or making it better. I have a decade and a half of experience building and fixing all sorts of gear and accessories, and can optimize your kit to make it suit you better.

If you have a set of soft armor that really suits you, but the carrier is starting to show its age, get in touch, and I can build you a top of the line carrier. I use advanced FR materials to craft a truly custom-fit carrier that is unparalleled in the body armor world.

Along with these options, I will be releasing nearly a dozen new and interesting items. Stay tuned…

In spite of the demands of life over the past year, I have not been letting the grass grow under my feet. Several projects that have been in the works for some time are nearing fruition. Some of the more particularly exciting are listed below:

1. D-RMor Gear Blades- These have been on the drawing board since at least 2011. As a huge fan of both the fixed blade and the Karambit-ring, (as well as the close-quarters blade shapes embodied in the Japanese Tanto and Viking Seax), and finding nothing currently available to satisfy my needs, I decided to design them myself. After many revisions, and redesigns, I settled on three designs that would provide end users with blades that would suit most possible training backgrounds.

In extreme-stress scenarios, fine motor skill goes away. Manipulating a folder (yes, even an assisted-folder), becomes quite difficult. Gross motor skill rules the day. Having a fixed-blade with an ring to index on makes gross-motor skill deployment and manipulation much easier.

Blade length was also a prime consideration. Having a blade in less-permissive environments is of vital importance, and in nearly all jurisdictions, a sub-3″ blade keeps you legal. This blade length does not sacrifice capability, and ensuring you always have a knife in all situations is an essential habit.

Blade geometry/materials/finish was chosen after having used many, many knives over decades. The blade geometries are designed for simple, close-range techniques. The EDK-1A is more functional in cutting, with a blade-shape inspired by the Tanto, but gives up nothing in the thrust. The EDK-2A and EDK-3A, inspired by the Norse Seax, are primarily designed for the thrust, with the EDK-3 intended to enhance the overhand grip. The blades will have the option of either G10 or canvas micarta, in multiple colors. The blades will be available in either D2 or CPM-3V. And Nickel Boron, Black DLC,Ferritic Nitrocarburization, or gold Titanium nitride to keep corrosion from ever being an issue.

I am confident that there are currently no other blades that embody all of these design features.

2. D-Rmor Gear SpreePreventionBag(TM)- In the past few years, things have definitely gotten a bit more…interesting in society. Violence and mass shootings are becoming more frequent. Being a designer (and end-user) of armor, I am always looking to improve my extant designs, making them more comfortable (and thus, wearable). But there are some scenarios that make wearing armor difficult. One of these scenarios was brought home in a very personal fashion a few years ago, after a very public shooting in a popular shopping area. I and my family had been at the venue mere hours prior to the incident.

Due to the day’s heat, and being a rather “trendy” venue, wearing concealed armor had not been an option. That was the point I started designing what was to eventually become the SpreePreventionBag(TM).

My considerations were to make something that could be carried anywhere, ensuring that myself or a loved-one would always have armor in the event of an Active/Mass Shooter type event. It had to be “Non-Obvious” in appeareance (color pallete could not include “tactical” or “camo” colors), had to be small enough to be handy, but big enough to be useful and provide coverage when folded out. It also had to fit a wide range of body types and sizes.

The finalized design does all of these things. Deployable in under 20 seconds, it goes from carryall to protective vest with a minimum of fuss and fiddling. It will also be able to accommodate eventual D-Rmor Gear rifle armor.

The SpreePreventionBag(TM) will be available for pre-order in Spring of 2017.

3. Frag-Tuf(TM) Magazine Pouch- The D-Rmor Gear SpallGuard does an excellent job at soaking up secondary fragmentation from bullet strikes on rifle armor, but what about secondary frag from outside of the plate pocket? Specifically, full magazines? Rounds impacting full rifle mags tend to create a cloud of razor-sharp, high velocity brass fragments which pose a grave threat to the face and throat. Thus, my design for the Fra-Tuf(TM) pouch. Designed to incorporate the same material used in the popular and effective SpallGuard, the Frag-Tuf(TM) stops and absorbs a large percentage of the secondary fragmentation in the event of a mag-strike. Designed to be light, strong, and functional, the Frag-Tuf(TM) will utilize standard attachment methods to secure to LBVs and Plate carriers. Initially to be offered in single-mag 30-round AR configuration, more options are planned.

The Frag-Tuf(TM) Mag pouch will be available for pre-order in Spring of 2017.

4. The ContactGuard(TM) Laminate Upgrade- Laminate armor panels (both UHMWPE and Aramid-Based), while providing excellent ballistic protection for the weight, suffer from several well-known drawbacks, one of the most dangerous being their susceptibility to contact shots (see my August 13th 2014 post for graphic demonstration). To counter this weakness, and provide an option for those that either cannot or will not go to a full-aramid soft armor solution, I have developed ContactGuard(TM).

Almost 7 years of development went into this design, which makes use of advanced materials and construction methods to prevent contact shots from penetrating laminate panels. Adding negligible bulk and weight, each ContactGuard(TM) is custom made to fit inside an end-user’s vest carrier. And being far less expensive than a new vest, it gives owners of laminate vests a budget-friendly option.

The ContactGuard(TM) will be available for pre-order in Spring of 2017.

There’s more. Lots more. But hopefully this will whet your appetites. As always, your emails and feedback are much appreciated!

It is a good time to be in the market for effective and affordable steel rifle plates. Maingun Surplus, makers of the excellent and affordable Patriot Plate, have just announced their newest and best steel plates to date! The Maingun Advance plate will stop all normal level III threats, while additionally stopping the notorious M193 high velocity round (up to 3300fps!).

In addition, they will be offering package deals, a full set of plates with a plate carrier.

Details can be found here:

Kudos the Maingun for the time and effort required to design and create these Advanced plates!

IMPORTANT EDIT 11-23-2015: It has come to my attention that these plates may not perform as certified regarding M193 high velocity rounds. Until such time as I have conducted a shoot test in direct comparison to the Maingun Patriot 2 plates, I cannot recommend these.

All those that have read The Good, The Bad and The Ugly series here at D-Rmor Gear know that steel rifle plates are an excellent choice. Thin, extremely durable, and inexpensive (compared to ceramic and UHMWPE), steel plates really only have two drawbacks: their weight (usually around 7.5 lbs. and up), and their susceptibility to high velocity M193 rounds.

This round, at or above 2950 fps, will reliably swiss-cheese garden variety AR500 steel (up until recently, the most common type of steel used in commercial rifle plates and target gongs). That means from any rifle with a barrel longer than 16″, M193 renders steel armor useless.

One of several companies that have stepped up to address this lack is Armour Wear. Their new AR680 level III+ (note the plus) steel plates will not only stop level III threats (M80 ball), but M855 Greentip below 3200 fps, and the notorious M193 below 3300fps. This is faster than M193 travels from the muzzle of a 20″ rifle.

Using an advanced type of steel, these plates are not only stronger, they are lighter and thinner. Upon unboxing the plate, the second thing I noticed (the first was how nicely it was packed) was the seeming thinness. While there is a Line-X coating to help mitigate front-face splash, it is not obnoxiously thick as I have encountered on some plates. Taking the measure with a digital caliper showed the thickness right at 10.17mm, or about twice the thickness of the steel. Not bad. Weight was right at 7 lbs. 2 oz., also not bad for a fully coated plate (considering that other steel plates previously available in III+ weighed in at over 8.5 lbs.)


I was struck by the quality and attention to detail. The coating was even, with no runs or sloppiness. The reverse of the plate includes a certification sticker, which contains the lot number, inspection number, and other information. Very impressive.


The curvature (extremely difficult to do with this type of steel!) was even, smooth and symmetrical.

Finally, I was pleased to see that the lower corners were clipped, as this has the double effect of reducing weight and wear on plate carriers.

Armour Wear currently makes the AR680 in three sizes: 10″ X 12″ (reviewed), 8″ X 10″ and 6″ X 8″ (flat). The 10X12 retail for $135, which although definitely more expensive than previous steel plates, is quite affordable when the extra capabilities are taken into consideration.

You can purchase these plates directly from Armour Wear here: